With a load capacity of up to 2.2 tonnes or 22 cubic metres, and a range of up to 900 miles on one tank of fuel, the Renault Master is the vehicle you need if you want to move heavy loads. And it comes in a huge range of guises: there’s a panel van, a box van, a crew van, a minibus, a tipper truck and chassis cab versions, with a choice of front or rear-wheel drive.
The two-door, two or three-seater Box Van has a load capacity of up to 1,063kg, and a perfectly flat floor with no wheel arches, to make fitting goods into the van easier. It comes in two sizes: the 20-cubic-metre model, with a load platform of 4m, or the slightly larger 22-cubic-metre model. The similar Panel Van has four doors and seats two or three people; whereas the top FWD LM35 dCi 150 Sport model can reach 96mph.
The Crew Van carries up to seven passengers, and has side loading doors as well as a rear step on rear-wheel drive versions. The Passenger Vehicle comes in six-seater or nine-seater form, or as a 17-seat minibus with overhead storage racks, individual spotlights and air vents, fire extinguishers, a first aid kit, and an automatic electric side step which operates when the door releases.
The Chassis Cab, which is designed to connect with a lorry, is available with either a single or double cab – the double cab has an extra four seats behind the driver. The base model can do 80mph, but RWD models have a digital tachograph and a 56mph speed limiter. The Dropside Van has folding and removable 40cm side and rear panels, which allow you to load and unload large items, and there’s also a fold-away step and an anti-slip wooden floor.